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Governor recognizes Tappouni’s sustainability leadership

Gov. Crist and Mary Tappouni

Gov. Crist and Mary Tappouni

Gov. Charlie Crist has recognized Mary Tappouni, president of Breaking Ground Contracting, with a resolution for receiving the 2009 Sustainable Florida Leadership Best Practice award for her leadership in the construction industry. The 2009 Sustainable Florida – Collins Center awards were presented in Orlando last year to recognize leaders and companies throughout the state of Florida for a variety of sustainability practices.
Tappouni was recognized with the award and resolution for her vision and purpose for Breaking Ground Contracting, which is to be a leader in environmental sustainability in the construction industry—an industry which is seen by many as prime contributor of trash and degradation to the natural world.
“Our company has become a model for green building and living through the promotion of education, community service and practical applications for individuals and businesses,” said Tappouni. “I am honored to receive this award from Sustainable Florida and resolution from Gov. Crist— it reminds us how important our mission is to create a better world through green, sustainable practices.”
As a result of its leadership and environmentally sound methods, Breaking Ground Contracting’s staff size has increased 200% since 2007. Tappouni was selected as the 2009 Florida State Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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